Words

Words: “I do” take 1

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote

Wedding countdown: 112 days There’s still plenty of time, right?  But there are two words that I need to figure out, or at least the words that surround them.  “I do.”  We know that our non-traditional ceremony is going to be short, but if I can’t figure out what else I’m going to say that’s…

Words: Seaside

beach writing prompt

Since I don’t live anywhere near the ocean/sea I don’t get to use this word very often.  Seaside is a term reserved for vacations, or stolen hours while I’m traveling on business trips.  Every (incredibly scientific) internet personality survey I’ve completed recently, though, tells me that I should be living seaside.  The seaside around the…

Words: Ephemera

ephemera bingo card

Ephemera is going to be a tough word to incorporate into my characters’ thoughts.  To me, while ephemera itself tends to have a nostalgia to it, it’s a modern concept.  When I first started to learn about altered books and altered trading cards a decade ago (or more?) I also started collecting ephemera to build…

The Light of Twilight

Photo that inspired the writing prompt

(Originally posted with the title The Wonder of Twilight in response to a writing prompt by Amy Knepper on the Google+ Writer’s Discussion Group.) As the sun dropped below the mountains that surrounded San Raphael she watched the lights of the city come to life. First one or two, maybe those the less frugal had…

A Thousand Cats

Cat photo

“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” ― Neil Gaiman Temple cats, of course, are worse than average cats. Rishi watched the temple cats lazing in the sun and wondered what it would be like to have fur –…

Words: Aah

Cannon Beach, Oregon Fall 2014

“Aah, my eyes!”  I spent too long working on the blog.  I’ve been staring at the computer screen way too long today, and my eyes are telling me about it. “Aah!  Inspiration!” I really hope that I set myself up for success with this today – re-tackling the Words project means that I have weekly…